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What are good tips for DVT prevention in over the road truckers?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Frequent Stops

Long distance truckers should consider frequent stops while on the road.
Sometimes this is not practical and i will prescribe a set of compression stockings for them to wear (especially if i think that the patient is at risk for blood clot). There is no data to suggest that taking an Aspirin a day prevents blood clots.

In brief: Frequent Stops

Long distance truckers should consider frequent stops while on the road.
Sometimes this is not practical and i will prescribe a set of compression stockings for them to wear (especially if i think that the patient is at risk for blood clot). There is no data to suggest that taking an Aspirin a day prevents blood clots.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Don't smoke

As dr. Milstone said, making frequent stops is helpful.
Drink lots of fluid. This also helps to encourage frequent stops. Don't smoke and if overweight, shed some pounds.

In brief: Don't smoke

As dr. Milstone said, making frequent stops is helpful.
Drink lots of fluid. This also helps to encourage frequent stops. Don't smoke and if overweight, shed some pounds.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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